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Month: May 2012

Are you wasting your strength?

Are you wasting your strength?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/inspiring-elementary-schooler-cerebral-palsy-runs-amazing-400-154523256.html Watch this video, cry and realize that sometimes getting up off the couch to do a lap around the block shouldn’t be a chore. Be thankful for what you have and don’t let your health slip away by sitting back and wasting your good […]

Memorial Day Weekend Fun

Memorial Day Weekend Fun

Beautiful Hydrangea’s that my mom brought me from her garden!      I posted about Brandon all weekend and that was mostly for family and friends. What did I do? Watched and photographed Brandon’s swims, cleaned, cooked, blogged, school work and got to hang with my […]

More Swimming Pictures

More Swimming Pictures

Today Brandon swam a 2 mile race and then a 1 mile race. They call this weekend a “Triple Dipper” for him since he participated in all three race. 66 people signed up for the triple dip but only 46 completed it. Brandon got 29th! He finished 4th in his division for both the 2 miler and the 1 miler. Again relying a good meaty burger and veggies the night before and a Thunderbird Energetica Bar, banana and TONS of water for a pre-race breakfast. I am so proud of him and it was a great accomplishment for someone who was told it would be a long time, if ever, that he would be able to swim competitively again. (more…)
Brandon’s Reston 5k Swim

Brandon’s Reston 5k Swim

His number one fan! Love him!! Up at 5 in the morning for Brandon’s 5k swim in Reston. Today was the 25th annual JMLS Lake Audubon 3.1 mile swim. He did a fantastic job and got a medal for finishing 3rd in his division. We were joking […]

Picnic Ready Lettuce Wraps

Picnic Ready Lettuce Wraps

       Happy Memorial Day weekend! We are kicking our weekend off with a picnic at Lake Audobon in Reston. Tomorrow Brandon is swimming a 5k there and then on Sunday he is swimming a 2miler and a 1 miler. We headed there tonight […]

Lovely Lemony Meal

Lovely Lemony Meal

Today I came home and had this fabulous recipe in my head. When I came into the house and looked in the freezer, I was out of Chicken. I went into the garage freezer and found some Pheasant from Brandon’s winter hunt. I was excited but knew that I would have to make a marinade and let it soak a bit longer. Pheasant is a bit tougher than chicken and it takes longer to soak in the flavors but if you do it correctly, it tastes like moist chicken. Fortunately I had time because Brandon was finishing his swim at the gym and he still had to heat up the grill. I got to use Fresh Rosemary from my garden so I spent a little bit of time weeding  while the pheasant marinated and I even experimented with a lemon bread.
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Pulled Roast Omelet

Pulled Roast Omelet

         Last night we went to a friends house for dinner. He is a chef and makes us the most amazing dishes all the time. We rarely turn down invites to their house. He has been making some BBQ sauces and last […]

Goals and Achievements

Goals and Achievements

“Set goals and relentlessly  pursue them.”– Tim Morrill This week I have come across several people that are taking that exact advice, myself included.  My husband went from 216 pounds down to 158 pounds in a matter of months because he set a goal to get […]

GOTR 5k Banana (Nut bread)

GOTR 5k Banana (Nut bread)

Nothing better than a banana after a run (Or banana Nut bread). Today I had the GOTR 5k race. The girls did an amazing job and the coaches and staff couldn’t be more proud. Everyone worked so hard for this event. Every girl finished and all the buddy runners plus families came out to support them. I got to run with one of the girls and I was blown away by her effort she showed out there today. She was giving it her all and was able to run the entire race. Check out a few photos from the race!
Italian dinner gone Primal

Italian dinner gone Primal

Monday I swam 1 mile and ran 3 miles. Tuesday I biked 11 miles Tonight I ran 3 miles, did 33 laps in the pool, 30 min walk with the dogs…    My body is tired. I think I will take the day off tomorrow! I am […]


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